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Peterborough boss Jim Gannon aims to bring pride back

Jim Gannon took charge of Motherwell in June
Gannon was sacked by Motherwell in December

New Peterborough United boss Jim Gannon has said his job will be to bring 'respect, credibility and pride' back to the London Road club.

The former Motherwell and Stockport boss was unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday after signing a contract until the end of the season.

Gannon told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I want an enjoyable end to the season and hopefully some success on the way."

The 41-year-old replaces Mark Cooper who was sacked on Monday.

Cooper lasted less than three months in the job after succeeding Darren Ferguson in November. Peterborough are currently bottom of the Championship, 11 points from safety with just 18 matches remaining.

Gannon said: "I'm an optimist, but I'm also a realist and I don't expect us to get 12 or 13 wins and I don't want false optimism.

"I'm here to make a difference and bring back some respect, credibility and pride back to the club.

Gannon started his managerial career with Stockport, first saving them from relegation to the Conference in 2007 and then winning promotion to League One in 2008.

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He left Edgely Park in May 2009 after the club went into administration and subsequently spent a short spell with Motherwell in Scotland.

"I'm responsible for the next 18 games and will be working hard to make sure we get something out of these matches," he added.

"I think the players want to prove themselves at this level and certainly I want to prove myself at this level."

Gannon is set to work alongside the current back-room staff at London Road.



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